Sunday, January 06, 2013
One dog's reaction to extreme emotion
"Ew, gross!" she said. "Don't lick my face." She pulled a kleenex over her mouth to protect it. The dog walked to the foot of the bed and crouched down, facing away from the woman, who went back to ignoring him. He was almost laying down, but with his legs folded right under him. After another minute, with the owner sobbing, yelling curses at the ceiling and blowing her nose, the dog stepped down from the mattress and walked away.
The sobs gradually subsided. The dog walked back into the room and sat next to the bed with his head hanging down. The woman muttered and wiped her face. After another minute he lifted his head and fixed his gaze on her. He sat there, his head barely clearing the height of the mattress, with his eyes locked on hers. He didn't get back in bed and after a few minutes the owner got up. As she left the room, the dog rose to his feet, tail wagging again.